Why commercial information isn’t essential
R&D doesn’t have to be commercially or practically successful to qualify for the RDTI.
This is because even unsuccessful R&D can help advance knowledge of what is and isn’t possible.
So whilst commercial information can provide useful context, it’s not essential to your RDTI application.
Use the dartboard tool to identify eligible activity
The diagram below shows how you need to get ‘underneath’ commercial concepts and information, to the scientific or technological detail at the core of your R&D.
Information from the outer red and orange circles can provide useful context, but it’s the information in the lighter teal circle that’s essential to assess your application.